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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
From Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a global leader in project-based learning and one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. As a research university centered on engineering, science, technology, and mathematics, WPI’s distinctive curriculum offers students opportunities to work closely with faculty and convert classroom concepts to real-world impact.

Students call WPI's project-based learning approach "life-changing" and say it prepares them for success in their careers and lives. The university’s high-caliber, rigorous curriculum lets students solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. They see how their work makes a direct and often immediate difference in local, national, and even global communities.

WPI's graduates receive some of the highest starting salaries of their peers, attend prestigious graduate schools, and ascend to leadership roles and high-income brackets over their lives.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1310-1480
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$42,393 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,774 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 36 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 44 responses
27%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 responses

Majors

Interactive Media & Game Design at WPI

In WPI’s IMGD program, one of the earliest gaming programs in the nation, faculty and students push the boundaries of new worlds of emerging media, from mobile gaming to intelligent tutoring. Students blend the artistic and technical aspects of game development and interactive media to create games and interactive environments.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    98%
  • Some
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,642 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
119
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Academic
    31%
  • Smart
    28%
  • Hardworking
    17%
  • Stressed
    10%
  • Male
    7%
  • Respectful
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 64 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Fast paced
    57%
  • Fast-paced
    14%
  • You acquire experience on numerous projects
    11%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Different
    8%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$84,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 22 responses

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Rating 3.72 out of 5  704 reviews
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